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Offline Mr.T

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Honda CRF250L Service
« on: December 16, 2020, 02:19:57 pm »
Bought this one yesterday. Model 2012
As can be seen it has an Acrebis Fuel tank.
Now to spend time servicing it to bring it up to what I need it to look like & run problem free.
It has only 12190 Km on so pretty new on the motor I would say.
Tyres are good & starts first time every time.

Now for some attention & then we ride those technical bis I have been avoiding on the big bike.
« Last Edit: December 16, 2020, 02:20:39 pm by Mr.T »
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Re: Honda CRF250L Service
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2020, 05:04:12 pm »
Beautiful bike and the bigger tank is a bonus  :drif:
I have been looking for one of these for a while now but the ones that fall within my budget were all sold by the time I made contact with the sellers
Hope my luck turns in 2021
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Re: Honda CRF250L Service
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2020, 05:21:02 pm »
Yes, they are scarce on the open market.
Did brake fluid today.
Foot break was like a bit of sludge on the bottom of the holder so drained out and wiped clean.
Hand brake was also old so also done & both feeling sharp now.
Next to buy an oil filter from our local supplier Track & Tar then that can also be done.
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Re: Honda CRF250L Service
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2020, 10:40:57 am »
That tank is a big bonus

my 2013 is only on 13000km and im doing a full service over December. Plug,airfilter,oilfilter and oil. Very simple machines to work on and service.
« Last Edit: December 18, 2020, 10:41:26 am by Battlestar »
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Re: Honda CRF250L Service
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2020, 04:58:21 pm »
Beautiful bike and the bigger tank is a bonus  :drif:
I have been looking for one of these for a while now but the ones that fall within my budget were all sold by the time I made contact with the sellers
Hope my luck turns in 2021

I believe I am one of your competitors, they sell before I can respond..... although I am in KZN.
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Re: Honda CRF250L Service
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2020, 09:15:49 pm »
Beautiful bike and the bigger tank is a bonus  :drif:
I have been looking for one of these for a while now but the ones that fall within my budget were all sold by the time I made contact with the sellers
Hope my luck turns in 2021

I believe I am one of your competitors, they sell before I can respond..... although I am in KZN.
You should look and buy SW of Van Rheenen and I will look and buy NE of Van Rheenen  :deal:  :laughing4:
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Re: Honda CRF250L Service
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2020, 05:21:41 am »
Beautiful bike and the bigger tank is a bonus  :drif:
I have been looking for one of these for a while now but the ones that fall within my budget were all sold by the time I made contact with the sellers
Hope my luck turns in 2021

I believe I am one of your competitors, they sell before I can respond..... although I am in KZN.
You should look and buy SW of Van Rheenen and I will look and buy NE of Van Rheenen  :deal:  :laughing4:

Cant promise anything ;D if you pm your budget I can keep an eye out for you.
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Re: Honda CRF250L Service
« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2020, 06:17:16 pm »
Its raining here by us so more garage time.
Decided to fit the CTEK connectors to the battery for charging purposes.
Ended up changing the bolts on the battery terminals & neatening up the wiring.
Charger on & working perfectly.

Taking it on a small trip on Wednesday to buy an oil filter & collect an airconditionibg part to service a car.
Any reason is good enough to ride now.
Net so.
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Re: Honda CRF250L Service
« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2020, 07:47:09 am »
Enjoy the ride and post some pics
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Re: Honda CRF250L Service
« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2020, 06:41:00 pm »
Did a fuel consumption test over the last tank general riding around town & to PE mostly in windy conditions.
250 Km later I find that it gave me 30 km/lt.
Satisfied with that as it is a huge saving.
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Re: Honda CRF250L Service
« Reply #10 on: December 28, 2020, 07:02:20 pm »
Just out of interest I used a 5W40 oil on the service the other day.
Good quality mineral oil of 1.8 litres.
So far the motor is quite for a 4T & gear changes are smooth.
Will try to get a semi synthetic next time with a JASO MA2 RATING
« Last Edit: January 02, 2021, 03:39:41 pm by Mr.T »
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Re: Honda CRF250L Service
« Reply #11 on: January 01, 2021, 06:52:22 pm »
I have been using Castrol Power1 Racing 4T or Castrol Actevo 4 in my thumpers for a long time (both are JASO MA2)
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Re: Honda CRF250L Service
« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2021, 03:38:52 pm »
This is he oil that I have to use for now.
5W40 Fuchs oil.
So far so good.
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Re: Honda CRF250L Service
« Reply #13 on: January 04, 2021, 02:10:42 pm »
Nice find, are you going to fit a bash plate ?
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Re: Honda CRF250L Service
« Reply #14 on: January 05, 2021, 06:49:40 am »
So I read the manual on the bike oil capacity & find that a rebuild is 1.8 litres.
A normal oil change & filter is 1.5 litres.
Seems like I will have to remove 300 ml out of the sump.
 
I have done 300 km like this so hopefully no damage at this point.

I will have to find a bash plate for this bike.
Must be one out there for a reasonable cost.

Also looking for a windscreen of some sort as we have kak wind here in the EC
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Re: Honda CRF250L Service
« Reply #15 on: January 18, 2021, 02:02:36 pm »
Please post regular feedback on your impressions of the bike.
I am in the market for one and would like as much information as possible.
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Re: Honda CRF250L Service
« Reply #16 on: January 18, 2021, 02:11:27 pm »
I have two CRF250Ls and replaced the fork oil and fork seals recently. The one with 29000km had a brown sludge for oil, and the one with 5000km started leaking. It is not a difficult job - check out youtube for videos. I lifted the rear suspension by fitting a 15mm spacer, and lubed the 5 point rear suspension at the same time, which was dry on both bikes.
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Re: Honda CRF250L Service
« Reply #17 on: January 21, 2021, 01:01:34 pm »
I have two CRF250Ls and replaced the fork oil and fork seals recently. The one with 29000km had a brown sludge for oil, and the one with 5000km started leaking. It is not a difficult job - check out youtube for videos. I lifted the rear suspension by fitting a 15mm spacer, and lubed the 5 point rear suspension at the same time, which was dry on both bikes.
Those items will need to be serviced 4 sure in the near future.
The raising of the spring at the rear will be a help 4 sure.
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Re: Honda CRF250L Service
« Reply #18 on: January 24, 2021, 04:32:23 pm »
The mirror mount fitting on both handlebar mirrors were fitted by persons unknown incorrectly.
No adjustment thread left to tighten it up correctly.
Removed both & with a touch of grease on the thread refitted it correctly & secured it in the correct position
We all know what happens if you tighten a steel bolt to an aluminum fitting hence the grease.

Took a ride to J Bay & got rained on so was wet for half the out ride ride.
Van Stadens pass was wet but the 250 took it all in the stride & got me safely through it.
That motor is running sweet & has enough power to do all that I need.
On the way back the corners were a breeze & it took the lines I pointed it in not wavering.

Never regret this Honda buy at all.
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Re: Honda CRF250L Service
« Reply #19 on: February 01, 2021, 07:34:25 pm »
Looking for an owners manual for the 2012 CRF250L.
Went to Honda here in PE & made an enquiry about an English one as mine that was under the seat is Nederlands.

They will have to order one from overseas as none in the country.
Priced at R 450.00 about which I said no thanks to.
So I will now print it ff the internet for the price of a few A4 pages & ink.

Planning a trip into the Baviaans for its first run on dirt.
Should be interesting.
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